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July 15, 2012 10:06 am

Arson Suspected in Large Jerusalem Blaze

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JPost – A large fire erupted outside Jerusalem on Sunday, forcing large number of firefighting crews to rush to the area in an attempt to contain the blaze. At least five people were lightly injured as aresult of the fire, including one firefighter.

Emergency services have not yet managed to control the blaze, which continues to threaten nearby homes in Mevaseret Zion and Jerusalem’s surrounding environs. More than six firefighting crews, a police helicopter and two firefighting planes were dispatched to the scene to battle the blaze.

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